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Address: 21 Lincoln St., Hingham, MA 02043-4631
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I admit to ancestral bias but it's a great place to visit!

This wonderful home was first built in 1688 by my 8th great uncle, so I admit to a bit of bias, but the Old Ordinary has something for almost everyone. The home was expanded... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Ellen M
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Odenton, Maryland
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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This wonderful home was first built in 1688 by my 8th great uncle, so I admit to a bit of bias, but the Old Ordinary has something for almost everyone. The home was expanded several times, which adds to its interest from both an architectural and collection point of view. Scheduled tours generally last an hour, but you could spend... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent place to spend a couple of hours if you are a history buff. Very interesting tour! The Old Ordinary is conveniently located close to Hingham Square.

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Thank sjoverlee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I finally made it to Ye Old Ordinary! It is a place back in the day along the Stagecoach route where travelers could stop for a meal. Our tour guide, Laurie, was very friendly and did a great job sharing the history of the building and artifacts inside. It takes about an hour to go through the house. Hingham is... More 

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Thank checkittwice
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to the old ordinary many times! It is an awesome place to visit and it is also kid friendly! And the tool room is very neat!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Old Ordinary is anything but ordinary. The name comes from colonial days when you could get an ordinary meal for a good price. Guess by today's standards that would be a restaurant that offers home cooking. Not only was the Old Ordinary a Tavern in it's day (late 1600's and 1700;s) but it was frequented by none other than... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The Old Ordinary in Hingham is something to be sure not to miss. It shows you just want Hingham was about all those years ago. Really worth seeing!

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Thank industrialtech
Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

The person who gave a poor review because of the opening times should be ashamed of themselves. Go here and get a peak into some real colonial history.

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Thank ejja55
Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

the Candlelight tour of the old ordinary gives a good idea of what it is like to survive a New England winter. Tremendous need for wood, the warmth of the kitchen, preserves, pies, hard cider, and hard times. The daylight tours are mostly a spring or summer event - be sure to check the website before showing up!

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Thank BillZippy
South Portland, Maine
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20 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

hard to find this place. and then to find that they aren't open til after noon... was disappointed to be sure..

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Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

A great little gem that will fascinate those of all ages. If you have time when in the area you won't be disappointed. It won't take much time out of your schedule and everyone comes away with a refreshed outlook on the past.

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